Rangelands West

The Rangelands West collection includes articles, websites, reports, and multimedia resources focused on issues relevant to the Western U.S.  Also included are resources emanating from the 19 land-grant universitires that are members of the Rangelands Partnership and made available throught their respective state Rangelands websites. 

Contact
University of Arizona
Address: 
The Rangelands Partnership
1140 E South Campus Dr
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
Total Entries in Collection: 
3540

Records in Collection

Published: 2011
Technical Reference 1737-23 (Revised). Multiple Indicator Monitoring (MIM) of Stream Channels and Streamside Vegetation was developed to provide information necessary for managers, landowners, and others to adaptively manage riparian resources. The...
Published: 2005
Technical Reference 1737-21.
Published: 2014
The purpose of this handbook is to provide guidance on the planning process used by the NRCS and many of its partners for developing, implementing, and evaluating individual conservation plans and area wide conservation plans.
Published: 2014
This publication, Keys to Soil Taxonomy, Twelfth Edition, 2014, coincides with the 20th World Congress of Soil Science, to be held on Jeju Island, Korea in June 2014. The Keys to Soil Taxonomy serves two purposes. It provides the taxonomic keys...
Published: 2013
A short publication describing how to release the biological control moth into pastures.
Published: 2013
A quick factsheet of the biological control moth released to help combat fireweed in Hawaii.
Published: 1996
Task Force Report, No. 129, December 1996. Covers the major aspects of political, social, and economic issues and controversies surrounding grazing on public lands.
Published: 2020
The Native American Rangeland Training Initiative (NARTI) is a partnership between the Society for Range Management, tribal governments, and other tribal organizations to help tribal natural resource staff address challenges that impact the...
Published: 2020
The U of A Range Program (aka Ecology, Management, and Restoration of Rangelands Program) is a rapidly growing program that has tripled its undergraduate numbers in just 2 years. The University of Arizona’s Rangeland Management club (Tierra Seca)...
Published: 2020
Trichomoniasis (or Trich, as it is commonly referred to in the industry) is a reproductive disease in cattle that can seriously impact the bottom line of Arizona ranches and the cow-calf industry. This disease has been recognized...
Published: 2019
In the fall of 2013, film maker Robin “Buz” Kloot, teamed up with the Natural Resources Conservation Service on a project to share the important role soil plays in all our lives. He began with a cross-country trek to interview some of the nation’s...
Published: 2008
Ranchers on the plains of Eastern New Mexico work to restore depleted rangeland and adopt strategies to sustain valuable grassland resources for future generations. Ranchers demonstrate, first hand, management practices that dramatically increase...
Published: 2014
Learn about invasive in the heartland
Published: 2014
Biologist Peter Berthelson of Pheasants Forever took action to educate land managers how to burn and created burn trailers stocked with all the hardware required to safely conduct prescribed burns. Scotia, Neb. rancher Tom Hartman talks about...
Published: 2014
This week on Playa Country, prescribed burning. Oklahoma State University's Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology & Management is researching effects of limited prescribed burning or "patch burning" to create a mosaic of patches...
Published: 2014
Native Americans used fire to manage rangeland for thousands of years, but a 100-year burning hiatus followed settlement by Europeans of the North American heartland. Those decades of fire suppression allowed invasive plants to negatively alter the...
Rangelands provide a vast array of resources, products and values, including forage for livestock, habitat for wildlife, clean water, renewable energy, recreational opportunities, open space, and magnificent vistas. This website is designed for...
Published: 2010
Ranchers and researchers restore a high-desert watershed.
A series of videos.
Published: 2013
These talks were recorded during the plenary session of the Society for Range Management's 66th annual meeting in Oklahoma City. Additional unrecorded talks were given by David MJS Bowman and Stephen J Pyne.
Published: 2010
Our grandparents were mostly farmers and ranchers, but now food is produced by less than 3% of the population. This tenuous situation is spreading across the world, from developed countries to the grasslands of Mongolia. The threat to remaining...
Published: 2010
Rangelands are the least appreciated and one of the most endangered biomes in the US. Here are some reasons why we should care what happens to rangelands.
Various videos from The National Center for Atmospheric Research
Published: 2019
SUMMARY The two-part Science Framework for Conservation and Restoration of the Sagebrush Biome published by the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station is a new, multi-scale approach to management of sagebrush ecosystems. The product...
Published: 2014
In Nappan, Nova Scotia, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research scientist Yousef Papadopoulos is developing new grass and legume mixtures for cattle forage to improve the quality of meat and growth results. These beef trials are ongoing. Learn...
Published: 2019
Traditional approaches for restoring streams often involve costly fixes that change the shape of the waterway using sophisticated designs and heavy construction machinery. While this “form-based restoration” is appropriate for certain areas, it’s...
Published: 2005
The University of Arizona Library is a vital participant in the AgNIC Rangelands project and has contributed to the initiative in many ways. For example, in the mid-to-late 1990â s the Library digitized the backfiles of the Journal of Range...
Published: 2018
What happens when you do a ten year experiment with researchers, ranchers, staff from environmental organizations, and federal and state land managers? This interactive fact sheet has the story of the collaboration and the lessons learned for...
Published: 2019
Farmers and ranchers are talking a lot about soil health these days, because they appreciate how healthy soil supports productivity. But there are many dimensions to sustainable soil management—soil testing, crop rotation and tillage choices all...
Published: 2018
Making changes on the farm or ranch involves taking risks. One or two years spent experimenting can lead to a financial hit too difficult to recover from. That’s where Western SARE’s Farmer/Rancher and Professional + Producer grants help out....
Published: 1998
In hundreds of communities in our eleven western states, ranchers, environmentalists and federal land managers are wrestling with each other's differences in values, motives, needs and cultures. They meet in collaborative decision making...
Published: 2016
Easements are the right to use the land of another for a special purpose. Unlike a lease, an easement does not give the holder a right of “possession” of the property, only a right of use.
Published: 2017
In this publication, we will walk through the steps of an easy to use framework that will help you develop a contingency plan for drought and any other ranching or natural resource management situation. The basic idea behind...
Published: 2017
Just as identifying plants is the baseline skill for rangeland professionals, the ability to assess the condition of grazing livestock by observing them is critical to their effective management. Body condition is really just...
Published: 2018
The Art of Range podcast provides education through conversation with some of the brightest minds in rangeland management. We interview researchers, ranchers, and resource professionals to bring you extended discussion on topics that are of interest...
Published: 2016
In Arizona, invasive and noxious plants have a significant impact on native vegetation and ecosystem health. Because invasive plants are competitive against native plants, once invasive plants become established, they can completely replace the...
Published: 2017
This study looks at the cost and return estimates for typical cow/calf operations in each of the five ranching regions of Arizona.
Published: 2017
The redeveloped DroughtView is a web-based decision-support tool that combines satellite-derived measures of surface greenness with additional geospatial data so that users can visualize and evaluate vegetation dynamics across space and over time.
Published: 2017
Knowing how much and when precipitation fell in your pasture, allotment or land management unit is a key variable for sound decision making and requires collecting precipitation data directly at that site. Overall, this “best practices” guide will...
Published: 2015
To connect users with climate change science related to forest planning needs. Users can filter a database of scientific evidence that identifies possible effects of climate change on forest ecosystems (along with agriculture, rangeland, and...
Published: 2018
Ecological sites are a conceptual landscape classification system used to interpret potential across the landscape. The fundamental assumption of ecological sites is that landscapes can be grouped with sufficient precision to increase the...
The grassland ecosystems we see today have an extensive history of human activity and disturbance. In response to these alterations, many native U.S. grasslands and grassland species are in decline and climate change is expected to add to or...
Published: 2016
The Southwest is considered to be one of the most “climate-challenged” landscapes in the United States (Garfin et al. 2013) and the Colorado Plateau will not be exempt from the impacts of a changing climate. Through the 21st century, the Colorado...